1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.
2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.
3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.
4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.
5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.
6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.
8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.
9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.
11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.
12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.
13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.
14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.
15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?
The fact that mankind is fallen and needs to be restrained from doing harm to others. The checks and balances in our government were set up very carefully so that a smart, efficient government would work of, by and for the people. We have learned the hard lessons of history that power corrupts.
16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.
Health Care- as a physician who has a private practice and also has operated a non-government free clinic for the past 10 years, I understand what it takes to assure that people have access to care. Private, non-government charity is ideal, but the physicians need to be protected from the predatory medical malpractice system that drives up costs and drives physicians to early retirement. The ACA must be repealed. Education- Parents and teachers love and know the children the best. I believe that the tuition should follow the child and he should be able to go to whatever school his parents choose to insure the best and most successful learning environment. The Economy- The best way for our government to help our economy is to get out of the way of small business entrepreneurs and innovators. We need to cut burdensome taxes and regulations and thus put Americans back to work.
17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?
I always consider a woman with child to be two patients. Here is a rare extenuating situation: If a woman has advanced uterine cancer and would die without a hysterectomy and chemotherapy, and she were also pregnant, the hysterectomy would be necessary to save her life. In this case, the hysterectomy would also result in the taking of the life of the unborn child. Otherwise, both the mother and baby would die.
18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.
God Constitution Voters Congress Supreme Court
19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I grew up in a Christian home where my parents taught me to love God and the Bible. I accepted Jesus as my Saviour at a young age. I asked many questions as a college student. Francis Schaeffer, C.S.Lewis and Josh McDowell helped me with the intellectual questions, and my personal journey has helped me to grow in wisdom and faith. My relationship with God is the most important aspect of my life, as this represents eternity. I appreciate His work in creation and love Him for what he has done for us. I refer to the Scripture to answer the most important questions on how we should live. My husband shares my views, and we have raised five children to know and love Him.